The foundation stone for Rhododendron Park was recently laid by Chief Minister, Pema Khandu, in the presence of RWD Parliamentary Secretary Jambey Tashi, local MLA Tsering Tashi, PCCF Omkar Singh, and others.
He also carried out a plantation drive of different varieties of Rhodos. For those of you who don’t know, Tawang is home to 50+ different varieties of Rhodos.
The Chief Minister expressed hope that the park will add to the scenic enhancement of the city, in addition to offering an opportunity for the conservation of Rhodo Species, which are under serious threat due to various ongoing road and land acquisition projects by the Army and BRO.
Stressing on the role of Army and BRO in preservation of Rhodos, CM requested them to sensitize their men in carrying out conservation of this endangered species as the high altitude border areas are beyond the reach of forest officials.
The park will be built in a total area of 1.15 ha and will be partly funded under BADP program. Around 30+ species of rhododendrons will be planted and conserved. Also, terrace cutting will be done to raise the beauty and scenic component. The park will also have modern nursery, information centre on rhododendron, resting sheds, vehicle parking facility, public toilet facility, signage and lightings and iron security gate.